It's been quite the couple of weeks for the UFC lightweight champion.
Sure, Mayweather has a flair for the dramatic and always loves being in the headlines, but in his response, he seemed open to the possibility of returning to the ring to face off against Nurmagomedov, who is fresh off of a fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor.
Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to write off the likelihood of another UFC lightweight champion crossing codes to box Mayweather. In the jungle, only one king.
Remember when everyone said that the mere thought of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor was ludicrous?
Khabib Nurmagomedov won't let Floyd Mayweather Jr. rest comfortably in retirement, either.
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The Russian MMA star's father and trainer, Abdulmanap, has now added to the back-and-forth - and believes his son would stand a better chance of beating Mayweather than McGregor did when he lost via 10th-round stoppage to the USA fighter in their money-spinning bout in Vegas.
"50-0 v 27-0 - two guys who never lose. Let's go", boasted Nurmagomedov, whose win over McGregor was eclipsed by ugly scenes that emerged after the fight.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to pay Nurmagomedov his $2 million purse for UFC 229 due to his involvement in the post-fight melee.
That extended Nurmagomedov's unbeaten mixed martial arts record to 27-0. "Because he could not drop McGregor but I dropped him easily". Meanwhile, two men from Nurmagomedov's entourage climbed into the cage and attacked McGregor, who defended himself before security personnel intervened.
Nurmagomedov has just one request for the fight, which clearly interests Mayweather, and that's for it to take place outside of Las Vegas.